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  • Reach Back to Go Forward: A Collectivist Approach to DEI | ODN Chicago

    Reach Back to Go Forward: A Collectivist Approach to DEI

    • Reach Back to Go Forward: A Collectivist Approach to DEI
      November 10, 2022
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    Leadership practices, shaken to the foundations by economic upheavals, political divisiveness, generational differences and a global pandemic, are the subject of a great deal of conversation around diversity, inclusion, culture building, and promoting well-being.

    OD professionals can be drawn to the latest iteration of good practice, or be jaded by having “heard it all before.”

    Dr. Ron Sheffield will challenge us to reach back…to go forward.

    During Native American Heritage Month, Ron invites us to view modern challenges through the lens of the wisdom of Indigenous peoples, and to be open to the insights of a collectivist approach. Whether your current pursuits are around promoting diversity and inclusion, or fostering belonging in a disconnected team, or setting a course for the future, you will find this interactive and collaborative session very powerful.

    About Our Facilitator:  Ron Sheffield

    Ron is Native American, a member of the Quechan Tribe of Yuma, Arizona and Winterhaven, California. He is a business consultant and owner of OrgScience, a management consulting firm. Dr. Sheffield is a faculty member at the University of Louisville, and serves as Program Director of the Human Resources and Organization Development Masters’ program and, as such, is a significant sponsor of the ODNC. Ron’s research on Native American Entrepreneurs was published in his book of the same name. He holds several certifications such as Black Belt, Scrum Master, Agilist, Project Manager and RODC.



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